TeamKaysar.com wants to raise $2 million for Kaysar, Janelle, Rachel, and Howie

A web site has launched with the goal of raising $2 million for Big Brother 6‘s Sovereign Four. Kaysar and his three allies (Rachel, Janelle, and Howie) would each receive $500,000, the standard first-place prize for the series. The source of the funds: us. The site wants “to accomplish the impossible … with the help and generosity of America combined with the power of numbers.”

The site is the brainchild of Jay Namasivayam, a 25-year-old web designer from Canada. He says he is “a real person, a REAL Kaysar and Big Brother fan, and I really want to give this away to them because I truly believe they deserve this.”

Of course, the site’s existence begs a number of questions: Do we not have anything better to do with $2 million? And do people who lose a game really deserve a reward? Kaysar’s a smart guy, but he played poorly enough to be evicted twice. Also, wouldn’t it be more fun to, say, gather two million maggots to give to the Friendship?

Skepticism aside, so far, the site has raised an impressive $2,840–a long way away from $2 million, or even $50,000, but still a substantial sum.

If you’re looking to give away your money, the reality blurred Really Needs an HD Plasma TV Because it’s 2005 and I Still Have a CRT Fund could also use your donations.

Update: Kaysar was told about TeamKaysar.com in an interview with About.com, and here’s what he said:

“I didn’t know that. Oh, God. You know what? I don’t know what to think of that. I guess I’m flattered. I know people enjoyed the way I played the game and that’s the most flattering of all because, you know, I’m not the person who signed up for this. I was Michael’s partner. He’s the one who signed up. I came in to make my voice heard and really make a difference in the game and how people view me and Arab Americans. And I think a lot of good came from it. So money wasn’t the first thing but hey, it’s flattering.”

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